Quotation by Elie Wiesel

I believe that all the survivors are mad. One time or another their madness will explode. You cannot absorb that much madness and not be influenced by it. That is why the children of survivors are so tragic. I see them in school. They don't know how to handle their parents. They see that their parents are traumatized: they scream and don't react normally.
Elie Wiesel (b. 1928), Rumanian–born U.S. writer. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988).

Referring to the survivors of the Holocaust.
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